In a statement posted to their Twitter account on Tuesday, BTS shared their experiences of discrimination and condemned anti-Asian racism amid the rise in violent hate crimes against Asian American and Pacific Islander people.
In the statement — which was posted in both Korean and English — the group sent their "deepest condolences" to those whose loved ones have been killed in recent violent attacks.
"We send our deepest condolences to those who have lost their loved ones," the statement began.
"We feel grief and anger."
"The number of hate incidents reported to our center represent only a fraction of the number of hate incidents that actually occur," the report said. "But it does show how vulnerable Asian Americans are to discrimination, and the types of discrimination they face."